Dwarf Fortress is an extremely ambitious game. It has incredible strengths and epic-sized imagination. It also has a learning curve that is nearly perpendicular. I attempted months ago to learn the game and all but gave up in frustration. Then I found this tutorial and learned in a couple hours things I was struggling with for months. In these videos, Captnduck walks you through the game step by step, showing you what you need to know to play it. I started a new fortress and feel 100% more in control.If
you want to learn Dwarf Fortress (which I also highly recommend), I highly recommend this tutorial.